Sunshine Blogger Award

11:39 AM Gemma Fitz 6 Comments

Gabrielle, of Write for the King, has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you, Gabrielle-- this looks like exactly my sort of thing!
LOOK!!! It has a daisy on it!!!!
There are rules...
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display the logo thingy on your blog.
  3. Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 bloggers that you admire and notify nominees by commenting on their blogs.
...But I'm really bad at following rules, so I won't make any promises.

Stuff About Me You Might Not Know

1. I am not British. (You probably already knew this, but...) I do, however, use mostly British spellings of words like "colour" and "centre" and "recognise". This is a) because I can rarely remember which is the British spelling and which is the American anyway, b) because I think they look better for some reason, and c) because someone at some point set my Chromebook and iPod to English UK, and I can't figure out how to switch them back. (This gets annoying when I try to write distinctly American stories.)

2. Don't let my pink, fuzzy persona fool you. I like villains and depressing books/movies and the colour black and creepy psychological thrillers and morbid poetry. I also like pink stuff and flowers and fashion and decorating and tea parties and fluffy anything. (But you already knew that.) Are these things contradictions? No. One can be cute and dark at the same time, and I like to think I pull it off pretty well. *is not vain at all*

3. Daisies actually aren't my favourite flowers. *cue gasps* My favourite flower is actually goldenrod-- a simple weed that grows in my backyard in September and October. But "Chasing Goldenrod" sounds weird and doesn't really have the same meaning behind it. So-- yeah, anyway. I do really love daisies, but they're not my favourite ever.

4. I began writing books before I could spell. And I don't mean before I could spell words like "baccalaureate" (never mind, I still can't spell that word). I mean before I found out that "of" is not spelled "uv" and that it's "girl", not "gurl". I still have my first book (it was a very short and badly illustrated graphic novel) kicking around somewhere, and I can read exactly 0.001% of it.

5. I hand out free advice, very freely. (And on practically any topic.) Some people have told me that my advice is really good, which is surprising, since I totally make it all up off the top of my head. If I ever give you advice (for instance, writing advice on this blog) and you actually follow it, let me know how it works out, because basically nothing I say has ever been tested and I actually have no idea whether it works or not.

6. I have some very diverse interests. Now that I'm sixteen, people are constantly asking me what I want to study in college. I usually answer, "Either cosmetology, office administration, or some kind of computer programming." They always reply, "Wow-- uh-- those are three very different fields--"

7. My spirit animals are Unikitty, Kylo Ren, and the twelfth Doctor. (But, just for the record, this does not translate to me particularly liking Unikitty or admiring Kylo Ren.) Do not ask me how I relate to three such totally different people as much as I do, all at the same time. Let's just say, I do. A lot. Somehow.

And I'm just going to leave this one up for grabs. You like sunshine? Go spread some around! You don't like sunshine? Fine-- crawl back to your Gollum cave and eat raw fish. Whatever you do, have a great day!

So, I'm curious-- what or who is your spirit animal? Favourite flower? Potential (or official) major?


  1. Love this post!

    British spellings used to confuse me. Sometimes I have difficulty with spelling, and at one time in life, I didn't know that there was more than one way to spell a word. So I would read books with British spelling and think, "Why are there extra vowels?!"

    Liking fluffy things and morbid things is completely natural. I mean, you need a balance, right?

    I have a shirt that says "my spirit animal is Stitch" (Lilo and Stitch). Is this true? *shrugs* Let's just pretend it is. XD

    1. Haha-- it was always the opposite for me. I'd read an American book and be like "Why is everything spelled wrong!!???"

      Aw, Stitch would probably make a good spirit animal. :)

  2. I too spell things the British way! when I took my first college English class last year, my teacher about had a conniption because I spelled favourite with a u. I can't help it. it's impulse. half the time I don't even know I do it. :D

    and i love confusing people with how I can love fluffy things and dark things equally. I love a good rom-com. But I also love to creep myself out (and then suffer the consequences later...) lately my favourite colors have been pastel blue and pink and black. so yeah. be dynamically opposite with yourself. it's awesome. and you get enjoy being unique and boggle people's minds at the same time. win-win. :)

    my sister says my spirit animal is Min Yoongi, but not many people know who that is, so I'm gonna say Stiles from Teen Wolf. we're both awkward and sassy and very very clumsy. my favourite flower...probably a violet. I do like a pretty orchid though. and my major currently is psychology! of course, I'm only in my first year at this school, so it could change, but so far I think I'm happy with this choice. :D

    hope you have a glorious week!

    1. Yeah, same here-- I do it without thinking about it.

      Those are my favourite colours too! :D And yesss, let us be unique and boggling.

      Agh, Teen Wolf is one of those shows I really want to watch and still haven't gotten around to. But I've seen lots of Stiles pins on pinterest, so I know what you're talking about. xD Psychology sounds pretty cool...

  3. I prefer the British spellings too! I'm not sure why. They just...look pretty.


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